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The Searchers (1956) Poster

(1956)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Ford

Writing Credits  

Frank S. Nugent ... (screenplay)
 
Alan Le May ... (from the novel by) (as Alan LeMay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

John Wayne ... Ethan Edwards
Jeffrey Hunter ... Martin Pawley
Vera Miles ... Laurie Jorgensen
Ward Bond ... Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
Natalie Wood ... Debbie Edwards - Age 15
John Qualen ... Lars Jorgensen
Olive Carey ... Mrs. Jorgensen
Henry Brandon ... Scar / Cicatriz
Ken Curtis ... Charlie McCorry
Harry Carey Jr. ... Brad Jorgensen
Antonio Moreno ... Emilio Gabriel Fernandez y Figueroa
Hank Worden ... Mose Harper
Beulah Archuletta Beulah Archuletta ... Look
Walter Coy ... Aaron Edwards
Dorothy Jordan ... Martha Edwards
Pippa Scott ... Lucy Edwards
Patrick Wayne ... Lt. Greenhill (as Pat Wayne)
Lana Wood ... Younger Debbie Edwards
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Astor ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Pipe Line Begishe Pipe Line Begishe ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Exactly Sonnie Betsuie Exactly Sonnie Betsuie ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Danny Borzage Danny Borzage ... Accordionist at Funeral (uncredited)
Ruth Clifford ... Deranged Woman at Fort (uncredited)
Carmen D'Antonio ... Carmen (uncredited)
Tommy Doss Tommy Doss ... Wedding Musician (uncredited)
Pete Grey Eyes Pete Grey Eyes ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Feather Hat Jr. Feather Hat Jr. ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Nacho Galindo ... Mexican Bartender (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... Man at Wedding (uncredited)
Jack Tin Horn Jack Tin Horn ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Harry Black Horse Harry Black Horse ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Away Luna Away Luna ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Robert Lyden Robert Lyden ... Ben Edwards (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... Col. Greenhill (uncredited)
Peter Mamakos ... Jerem Futterman (uncredited)
Mae Marsh ... Dark Cloaked Woman at Fort Guarding Deranged Woman (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... Texas Ranger (uncredited)
Bob Many Mules Bob Many Mules ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Sergeant at Fort (uncredited)
Lloyd Perryman ... Wedding Musician (uncredited)
Prince Prince ... Dog (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Texas Ranger at Wedding (uncredited)
Smile White Sheep Smile White Sheep ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Many Mules Son Many Mules Son ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
Percy Shooting Star Percy Shooting Star ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)
William Steele ... Nesby (uncredited)
Chief Thundercloud ... Comanche Chief (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... Texas Ranger (uncredited)
Billy Yellow Billy Yellow ... Comanche Indian (uncredited)

Produced by 

Merian C. Cooper ... executive producer
Patrick Ford ... associate producer

Music by 

Max Steiner

Cinematography by 

Winton C. Hoch ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by 

Jack Murray ... film editor

Art Direction by 

James Basevi
Frank Hotaling

Set Decoration by 

Victor A. Gangelin ... (as Victor Gangelin)

Costume Design by 

Charles Arrico ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department 

Web Overlander ... makeup
Fae M. Smith ... hair dresser (as Fae Smith)
Jack Obringer ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Vera Tomei ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Lowell J. Farrell ... production supervisor
R.L. Johnston ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Wingate Smith ... assistant director
Gary Nelson ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Edward O'Fearna ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Dudley Holmes ... properties
Richard Brandow ... props (uncredited)
Art Cole ... assistant property master (uncredited)
William Crider ... greensman (uncredited)
William Frederickson ... swing gang (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Larry Hogan ... swing gang (uncredited)
Richard Huhn ... greensman (uncredited)
Don Hume ... drapery man (uncredited)
Jerry Hume ... drapery man (uncredited)
Frank M. Miller ... lead man (uncredited)
Grady Willard ... construction supervisor (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Hugh McDowell Jr. ... sound (as Hugh McDowell)
Howard Wilson ... sound
Danny Daniels ... boom operator (uncredited)
Bill Ford ... cable man (uncredited)
William Griffith ... radio man (uncredited)
Joseph Keener ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Willard W. Starr ... radio man (uncredited)
Roy Steele ... boom operator (uncredited)
William Stokes ... radio man (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

George Brown ... special effects
George F. Goss ... special effects (uncredited)
A. McLish ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

Bill Cartledge ... stunts (uncredited)
Philip Crawford ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Dial ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower ... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Kennedy ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Yellow ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Alfred Gilks ... second unit photography
Alfred Baalas ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Vaughn Burns ... grip (uncredited)
Gilly Campbell ... grip (uncredited)
Joseph Edesa ... gaffer (uncredited)
Ted Fell ... camera mechanic (uncredited)
Travis Gage ... grip (uncredited)
Carl Gibson ... head grip (uncredited)
Al Green ... camera operator (uncredited)
Ralph Guthrie ... grip (uncredited)
John R. Hamilton ... special still photographer (uncredited)
James Hunter ... electrician (uncredited)
John E. Jacobson ... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Joannes ... camera operator (uncredited)
Alexander Kahle ... still photographer (uncredited)
Tom King ... grip (uncredited)
Bela Kovacs ... electrician (uncredited)
George Le Picard ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Norman Lindley ... electrician (uncredited)
Neil MacDonald ... best boy (uncredited)
Del L. Mort ... grip (uncredited)
Gene Polito ... technician (uncredited)
Robert Rhea ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Galin Schultz ... grip (uncredited)
Ray Sealock ... generator man (uncredited)
Eugene Testera ... electrician (uncredited)
John Vusich ... grip (uncredited)
Paul Whitcomb ... assistant grip (uncredited)
Bob Wycoff ... technician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Frank Beetson Jr. ... wardrobe: men (as Frank Beetson)
Ann Peck ... wardrobe: women
Charles Arrico ... assistant wardrobe (uncredited)
Frank Cardinale ... assistant wardrobe (uncredited)
James Kelly ... tailor (uncredited)
Rose Viebeck ... wardrobe: females (uncredited)

Location Management 

C.M. Florance ... location auditor (uncredited)
R.L. Hough ... location manager (uncredited)
John J. Sewell ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Murray Cutter ... orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department 

Robert Gary ... script supervisor

Transportation Department 

Ike Danning ... driver captain (uncredited)

Additional Crew 

James Gooch ... color consultant: Technicolor
Ben B. Henry ... first aid (uncredited)
W.F. House ... doctor (uncredited)
Albert Kraus ... timekeeper (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... technical man (uncredited)
Dr. Moresca ... doctor (uncredited)
Dr. Smilkstein ... doctor (uncredited)
Meta Stern ... dialogue supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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